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NHL: Devils vs. Boston Bruins Prediction 1/15/2024

The New Jersey Devils (22-15-3) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (25-8-9) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.

New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins

The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 22-15-3, the Devils currently sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Metropolitan Division. On the road this season, New Jersey has gone 13-6-1.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 6-4. In their last five games, they are 3-2, and in their last three, they have gone 1-2. As the underdog this season, New Jersey has gone 3-5-1.

On the season, the Devils have gone 13-27 against the puck line, including going 5-5 in their last ten games. So far, New Jersey has had 11 wins by more than one goal and 13 losses by more than one goal.

When playing on the road, the team’s puck line record is currently at 11-9, and they have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten road games. In their last three road games, the Devils have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent matchup, the Devils played against the Panthers and won with a score of 4-1. The Devils’ offense scored in each period against the Panthers. In the game, New Jersey managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 22 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, New Jersey came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

At 25-8-9, the Bruins hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. In conference play, Boston is 15-10, and when favored, they have gone 21-8-7 this season. Over their last ten games, the Bruins are 6-4.

Over the last five games, the Bruins have gone 2-3, and they are 12-3-3 at home this season. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Boston is 10-5. For the year, the Bruins have been favored in 36 of their 42 games.

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 10-8 against the puck line, and they are 22-20 overall. So far, the team’s average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

This year, Boston has been favored in 36 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 16-20. Currently, the Bruins have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential at home is +1.1 goals per contest.

Facing the Blues in their last game, the Bruins won by a score of 4-3. Against the Blues, the Bruins’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of Boston’s four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 35 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Boston did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

New Jersey Offense BreakdownBoston Bruins

Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Devils offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.

The Devils’ over/under record this season is 25-14-1. For the season, they have had 26 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging7.1 goals per game.

Boston Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 9th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 16th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 11-0 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 22-20-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 22 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

New Jersey Team Defensenew jersey devils

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 20th in takeaways at 6.7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Devils vs Bruins Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 7-3 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Boston has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Devils have an puck line record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Devils vs Bruins Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Devils to secure a victory over the Bruins on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +147, I’m locking in my bet on the Devils straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Devils winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Devils straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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